A New MUSICAL BASED ON the life of VALI RACZ
MUSIC & LYRICS BY
MATTHEW LOUGHRAN & LAURA CORRADI
A Hungarian National Treasure, singer, actress, pin up girl to the troops stands up and does what she can to defend her Jewish friends at the height of the Nazi Occupation in Budapest. Risking her own life she turns her Villa into a hideaway. Known as the 'Other Schindler' she risks everything to ensure she and her friends survive. A True hero with an unbelievable story!
With Special thanks to those participating on our creative journey:
Vali - Gabriella Williams
Showcase of VALI performed at The John Fosters Studio Theatre, Liverpool - 18th June 2019
Training: the Arts Educational Schools London in 2015
Theatre credits include: Not Cinderella Girl in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new 'Cinderella' (The Other Palace), 1st Cover Ellen in 'Miss Saigon' (UK Tour), Patty & 1st Cover Sandy/Marty, in 'Grease' (UK Tour), Various Roles in 'Eugenius!' (London Palladium, West End), Sophie in 'Mamma Mia' (Novello Theatre, West End), Chris in 'Carrie: The Musical' (Southwark Playhouse).
Credits whilst in training: Soloist on 'BBC Radio Two's Friday Night is Music Night,' Eileen in 'Wonderful Town', Betsy in 'Crazy For You.'
Gabriella was joined and supported by the following cast and band:
Male Ensemble: Deejay Brogan, James Desmomd, Sean Gibson, Stratis Steele and Lewis Stelfox
Band: Sam Fluskey (Bass), Matthew Loughran (Piano) and James Newton (Drums)
Direction of 'Tell My Daddy I'm A Soldier': Sally Rapier
Rehearsal MD: Nicholas Phillips
Workshop vocalist of 'Dear Mr Hitler': Jenny Coyle
Workshop Vocalist - Catherine Mort
Catherine Mort trained at The Guildford School of Acting where she was awarded the Michael Redgrave Scholarship and was a recipient of the Lionel Bart Award. Her most recent credits include Miss Flannery in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' (UK Tour), Woman 2 in 'Edges' (Cockpit Theatre), Diva/Shirley in 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' (UK Tour), Jane in 'Girlfriends' (Union Theatre), Emilia in Howard Goodall's 'A Winter's Tale' (Landor Theatre) and Emily Tallentire in the Off West End Award winning production of 'The Hired Man' where she was nominated for Best Actress. In 2009 she won the title of Welsh Musical Theatre Singer of the Year.